Is their health deteriorating, and if so why are they developing health problems? Women may be living longer than previous generations but the important factor is quality rather than quantity. Statistics show that women’s major health problems are on the increase with 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 getting osteoporosis and 1 […]
Can lifestyle changes reduce our risk of getting Cancer?
We each have a unique set of genes and family history that might make us more susceptible to certain diseases such as cancer, but diet and lifestyle changes can reduce our risk of getting these diseases. We tend to think of our genetic make-up and family history being in the hands of fate and then […]
Can Polycystic Ovary Syndrome cause hairs on the chin?
If you are starting to get hairs on your chin, then it worth doing something about it sooner rather than later, so that the problem does not get worse. These hairs are usually caused by higher levels of androgens (male hormones) and these can be triggered by stress, a hormone imbalance like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome […]
Top Tips on how to treat, prevent and reverse Osteoporosis
‘Osteoporosis means ‘porous bones’, where bone density is reduced and there is an increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis affects 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 but it is important to think of bone health as early as possible especially if there is a strong family history. Other risk factors include: anorexia, medications […]
Reducing the risk of Cancer with dietary changes
According to the World Cancer Research Fund in 2009, 40% of all cancers could be prevented by changes in diet and lifestyle and only 5% are actually due to a genetic disposition. Recommendations from the WCRF include avoiding sugary drinks and limiting consumption of foods high in added sugar, low in fibre or high in […]
Are there any foods that help fertility?
My partner and I are trying to conceive – are there any foods that help fertility? Nuts and seeds are good sources of essential fats which help regulate hormone levels and improve sperm quality. Nuts are also a good source of zinc which is the most important nutrient for both male and female fertility. Other […]
I haven’t had a period for two months
Q: Help! I haven’t had a period for two months. I recently started an intensive marathon-training programme and haven’t changed my diet; could lack of food be the problem? Your periods can stop if the energy needed for your exercise regime outweighs your food intake. This is likely to be the cause as you mentioned […]
Do post-menopausal women need more calcium?
Q: I’m 47 years old, and have started to suffer with hot flushes. Osteoporosis runs in my family though, and I’ve heard that post-menopausal women need more calcium. The problem is that supplements irritate my digestive system, and I’m not sure what foods contain it besides milk and cheese. Can I get enough calcium from […]
What causes painful sex?
Regular sex is good for your body and your mind. Painful sex, on the other hand, when the woman experiences pain around or in the vaginal or pelvic area during intercourse, is not normal or healthy and more often than not it is a symptom of another, underlying problem. Sex is a natural part of […]
The big male infertility secret…
The often neglected side of male infertility has hit the news this week as stories have been reporting on the importance of the reproductive health of the male partner in couples who are struggling to successfully conceive a child. Whilst, particularly in the case of older couples, failure to conceive can be automatically put down […]